Bridgette Austin

Bridgette Austin

Based out of New York City, Bridgette is a technology writer in the higher education sector. Throughout her career, she has written a variety of business publications for organizations ranging from Big Four accounting firms and environmental consultancies, to software and college textbook companies.

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    Cost-Benefit Analysis of Accepting Credit Cards for Your Small Business

    by on April 13, 2015

    Credit cards have evolved into one of the most common methods of consumer payment, with nearly 60% of U.S. consumers using cards over cash, according to a recent report by the Federal Reserve. Whereas some businesses extend credit to customers through invoice…

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    Understanding the Basics of Cash Accounting

    by on March 30, 2015

    Although accounting standards such as GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) require the use of accrual accounting in financial reporting, many small businesses and organizations, including numerous U.S. county and city governments, use cash accounti…

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    Understanding the Basics of Accrual Accounting

    by on March 29, 2015

    Has your business reached the point where you’re ready to hire your first employee or expand into new customer markets? If you’re currently using cash accounting to report business expenses and income, it may be time to revisit whether the accrual method o…

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    5 Ways to Reduce Small Business Debt

    by on March 23, 2015

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) cites poor credit management, lack of money and personal use of business funds as some of the top reasons why small companies fail. Businesses that lack money to cover basic expenses such as rent and payroll can qui…

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    Complete Guide to Protecting Customer Data

    by on March 23, 2015

    With each passing year, cyber attacks against companies around the world increase in both number and intensity. In addition to lost shareholder value, damaged reputations and exposure to lawsuits, financial losses following security breaches can reach as high …

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    6 Steps You Must Take When Hiring Employees

    by on February 3, 2015

    Congrats! You’re ready to take your business to the next level by hiring your first employee. Human Resources is typically the department that owns the onboarding process and facilitates and leads the data-collection process for new hires. But what if yo…

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    Fraud Statistics Every Business Should Know

    by on January 28, 2015

    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE) 2014 Global Fraud Study revealed that the typical organization loses a median of 5% of revenues each year due to fraud. On a global scale, this translates to losses of approximately $3.7 trillion, according …

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    How New Healthcare Laws Affect Your Taxes

    by on January 28, 2015

    If you’re part of the 95% of private businesses that employ fewer than 50 workers, you may be wondering how new healthcare laws will impact small business owners in 2015. Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in March 2010, d…

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